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Ireland's third most popular car and LCV brand is Renault-Dacia

Ireland's third most popular car and LCV brand is Renault-Dacia

Just over a week into July and the Renault Group are reporting that strong sales have pushed them to 3rd position in Ireland's car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) market.

According to Renault it is enjoying a highly successful first half of 2017 with the market up on the same time last year. 

Renault and Dacia have reportedly achieved a combined share of 9.7% in the car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) market taking the Group to 3rd position in the market.

Renault’s all-new Mégane range sold 1,595 models since January bringing it into the top 10 and sales of the new design Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic have secured Renault the number one position in the medium MPV segment.

The Captur maintained its lead as Ireland’s favourite compact SUV in the first half of the year.

Renault LCVs continue to perform well in the market with Renault number two best-selling brand in the month of June, and year to date achieving an increased market share of 12.8%.

Trafic, which is the best-selling medium van in Ireland, is also the overall best-selling van in Dublin.

Dacia, which was launched less than five years ago in Ireland, has sold 2,300 units so far in 2017 and grew to a remarkable 5.9% market share in June as supply became more available.

Patrick Magee, Country Operations Manager, Renault Group: “We are delighted with the Group’s performance in the first half of the year to June and coming in at 9.7% is a great achievement.

“The availability of finance through our own bank and our 28 Renault Group dealers who offer a range of services that customers simply don’t get elsewhere, played a key part in that success. 

“Renault Group has the youngest and newest model range in the market, and with the arrival of our range-topping All-New Renault Koleos SUV this month as well as new additions to the Dacia range and of course our segment-topping Captur, Scénic and Grand Scénic - we are looking forward to a busy month ahead at Renault Group HQ and throughout our dealer network.”